TMSAtalks Session: Philanthropic Values and Leadership Skills

TMSAtalks continued in December with lectures on philanthropic values


On Dec 5, 2016, TMSAtalks invited Duke University speakers, Barbara Collins and Anita Punj, to talk to our high schoolers about philanthropic values and leadership skills.

Barbara Collins has been with Duke University for 16 years and directs the Department of Special Initiatives at Duke, which is focused on Duke's interdisciplinary efforts including strategic planning, organizational development, and raising funds from all sources – alumni, friends of Duke, community members, foundations and corporate sponsorships.

Anita Punj has been working at Duke University for the last 2 ½ years. She has previously worked with Duke Hospital. She has been with several non-profit organizations in various capacities for many years and is involved in a number of cultural and non-profit initiatives in the Triangle area.

Key Points from the presentation:

Barbara spoke on Philanthropic Values and why they are important.

Anita spoke about the importance of students getting involved in the local community through volunteering and learning leadership skills in the process.

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